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Dam levels update

24 May 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 53.1% (2020: 35.1%) while

the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 74.5% (2020: 52.6%).

Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, says several dams across the province are already showing significant increases in dam levels thanks to good rainfall early in the season.

“Theewaterskloof dam, the biggest dam in the province, has seen an increase from 74.8% to just above 80% in this past week alone. The dams providing the City of Cape with water have seen their levels go up by roughly 5% to just above 80%.”

Bredell urges consumers to continue to use water responsibly.

“Even though dam levels increase, it doesn’t mean we should relax our good water behavior. Responsible, sustainable water consumption must become a permanent part of our day to day existence to ensure we continue to have adequate water supply for a growing population.”

Major Dam statistics

Voëlvlei dam – 61.8% full this week (2020: 49.9%. Last week: 58.6%)

Bergriver Dam 83.5% full this week (2020: 64.2%. Last week: 75.5%).

Theewaterskloof dam – 80% full this week (2020: 49.5%. Last week: 74.8%)

Garden Route dam – 100% full this week (2020: 91%. Last Week: 100%)

Clanwilliam Dam 16.7%. (2020: 5.24%. Last week: 13.3%) 

Data from National Department of Water and Sanitation

Dam levels

Media Enquiries: 

James-Brent Styan

Spokesperson for the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell

Mobile:                   084 583 1670

Telephone:            021 483 2820

E-mail:                    James-Brent.Styan@westerncape.gov.za